This is a festival celebrating Indie Short Films with a particular emphasis on those made in Beijing, China. It is a bilingual festival supporting both English and Chinese films.
The festival is held biannually in December and June inside of a 500 year old hutong, a traditional style Beijing house. Approximately 20 short films are to be screened at the festival each year. Each year, the goal will be to hold a minimum of one screening and with an aspiration for 2 more. Previous other venues also included a pretentious and beautiful Art Gallery with a very high-end theater and a lively and popular bar in the city center. A screening was also held in Shanghai in collaboration with filmmakers and festival directors there.
Our past three festivals all had sell out crowds. The first had 500 people in a large rooftop venue, the second had 90 in a trendy Beijing hipster neighborhood, and the third had 50 in a cozy independent theater.
Our festival prefers entries with a connection to Beijing as a large percentage of our audience are Beijing based filmmakers.
Preference in the selection goes to indie short films made in Beijing, those with relation to Beijing, then Shanghai, then the rest of Mainland China, then the rest of the world.
If you have trouble reaching us here, then please do contact us via instagram, facebook, or wechat. It is highly recommended that if a film is selected to this festival to have subtitles made, preferably in English and Simplified Chinese out of respect for the audience.
Best Short Film
The Best Short Film prize's submitter will receive a prize from Ftrack.
Must email an HD digital copy of the short film.
Any film that is not in Chinese or English must have english subtitles, and ideally also Chinese subtitles,
Response from festival:
Sorry to hear about the miscommunication. Your email was never received, you were likely sending to an incorrect address. Laurels are readily available as all are on filmfreeway. We reached out to you about the film via film freeway and didn't receive any response.
We are also available on instagram and facebook.
We held a screening last week. We don't appreciate being called names especially considering we held a great screening and put in an incredible amount of work to get a screening going.